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Posted: December 3, 2021

Mainroad provides heads-up about incoming snowfall

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting this afternoon issued a stakeholder update about incoming snowfall between five to 10 cm region-wide.

Light snow will begin tonight for the Cranbrook/Kimberley area, continuing into Saturday morning with forecasted accumulations of two to four cm.

Yahk area snowfall is anticipated to begin tonight, with light snow continuing into Saturday with forecasted accumulations of three to five cm. The weather system is expected to taper off early Sunday morning, Mainroad reported.

Light flurries are expected to begin throughout the Elk Valley tonight, then turning to heavier snowfall Saturday morning with accumulations of five to 10 cm. A south wind of 20km/h and gusting to 40km/h is also expected. The weather system is expected to taper off early Sunday morning.

Light flurries will begin tonight in Panorama Mountain Resort and Fairmont Hot Springs areas. Heavier snowfall is forecasted for Saturday morning with anticipated accumulations of three to six cm, then tapering off into Sunday, Mainroad forecasted.

It’s also going to get colder throughout the region.

Environment Canada reports expected low temperatures for the region to range from: -8 C tonight to -13 C Saturday night in the Elk Valley; -6 to -12 C in the Cranbrook/Kimberley areas; -11 to -14 C in Invermere and area; and -19 tonight and tomorrow night in Kootenay National Park.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall alert for Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, with 15 to 20 cm of snow expected between tonight and Saturday afternoon (Dec. 4).

“Motorists may notice our units proactively treating major routes with anti-icing chemicals. Our crews will continue to apply salt and/or winter abrasive, and performing snow removal operations, where necessary,” Mainroad stated.

Mainroad’s 24-hour communications and dispatch office will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted.  As always, a reminder to drive to the conditions and check www.drivebc.ca for updates.

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